ISE 2020: d&b Delivers Fresh Ideas and Different Angles in Audio Technology.

Change was in the air at ISE 2020, as integration professionals from around the world gathered for the final show in Amsterdam. In recent years, ISE has claimed the top spot among global pro AV shows, offering a wealth of professional development, conferencing opportunities, and more. Since the company first attended, the d&b booth and demo room have gone on to welcome countless faces, new and old. This year, with a new venue on the horizon and much talk of what’s to come, the time was ripe for d&b to offer some fresh thinking and new angles of its own.

In the spotlight was the new KSLi System package, the 2020 Best of Show award winner for installation technology.Making its show debut, KSLi is a comprehensive installation-ready toolkit, which includes a full catalog of system-specific accessories, hardware, customization options, and software. The loudspeakers, KSLi8 and KSLi12, were accompanied by matching KSLisubwoofers that can be flown or ground-stacked as required. Not forgetting the 40D amplifier – the most powerful installation platform from d&b to date.

Also in the spotlight among this year’s products was the A-Series – a rule-bending system combining the ease of point source clusters with the level and frequency distribution of line arrays to offer exponentially more flexibility in both physical setup and acoustic control. To suit the broadest range of venues, the installation-specific cabinets, ALi60 and ALi90, can be paired with existing d&b amplifiers and subwoofers.

Guests also experienced something a little different at the d&b demo room, with the all-new session “d&b Soundscapes. Tech, art, and beyond.” Offered repeatedly throughout the day, the demo room was bustling with attendees gathered from across the industry. With the forty-minute session underway, audiences found themselves immersed in a d&b Soundscape and a whole new realm of sound, before journeying through decades of technology development and innovation to better understand what the d&b system philosophy means to real-world applications.

Finally, as all thoughts turn to 2021, ISE will be busy heading south to Spain. This ever-growing pro AV community will meet again at Gran Via, part of the Fira de Barcelona exhibition complex: February 2–5, 2021. Find out more here.

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